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Tuesday 21 April 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Beatriz Recari and DUBB . In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Destiny by Sally Beauman was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frankenstein or Grange Hill.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette

Country: United States

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Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

Country: United States

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Lethal Weapon

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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Raising Arizona

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Trst via Skopje

Starring: Sebastijan Saban, Snezana Stameska, Vanco Petrusevski, Pero Georgievski

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Square One TV

Starring: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Country: United States


Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 April 1987 ?

  • Rome - city birthday.
  • Saint Wolbodo
  • Saint Konrad von Parzham
  • Saint Anastasius I
  • Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
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Famous Deaths:
  • Edith S Green: American politician (Representative-Democrat-Oregon), dies at age 77.
  • Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
  • Milwaukee Brewers lose, ending American League season-opening winning streak at 13 games.
  • Tamil bomb attack in Colombo, Sri Lanka; 115 killed.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average soars 664.7; second biggest one-day gain in history.

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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1987?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Espionage Scandals -- Apr. 20, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9059
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. and Japan Face Off -- Apr. 13, 1987


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?


By: Sally Beauman

Edward and Helene. When they met it was more than coincidence. When they fell in love it was more than passion. When they thought they'd lost it all, they should have known they were wrong--they

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By: Bill Cosby

From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

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The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys

By: Doris Kearns Goodwin

"The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" is the sweeping history of two immigrant families, their rise to become potent political dynasties, and the marriage that brought the two together to found the

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The Fatal Shore

By: Robert Hughes

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

Fast Lane

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Konami

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Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: CRL Group

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Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Electronika BK 0011M

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Mastertronic

Grange Hill

Grange Hill

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure

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